THE latest guest at the Meadow Wednesday club was a real Medda legend.

Eric Morris only played for one season in the Irvine Meadow number 11 shirt, after signing from Troon, but his impact was enormous. He was instrumental in getting Meadow to the Scottish Junior Cup final at Hampden in 1973 with his goals and assists. Then in the final he scored Meadow’s second goal in a 2-2 draw, and netted another two in the first replay.

When asked about his best ever goal, he chose not to nominate one of his cup final three, but selected his memorable strike from the semi-final and said: “The ball came in from the left, Alan Johnstone stepped over it and I just hit it instinctively. I caught it sweetly, absolutely through the middle, and it never rose more then three inches off the ground. The goalkeeper hardly moved.”

Eric also talked about his senior career with Rangers, when he famously played in every position.

His stint in goal, however, came in a five-a-side tournament. But he did reveal that he played once in goal for Meadow against Ardeer when the regular goalkeeper, Ian Hay, was not able to play. His years playing for Ayr United were also covered in the discussion.

After a great Q & A session over 40 Wednesday Club members gave Eric a rousing round of applause. The guest said he had thoroughly enjoyed re-living past games and it felt like coming home.